21 October 2016 - South Africa will soon join the list of countries to have ratified the Paris Agreement to combat climate change. Cabinet yesterday announced its approval for the historic treaty to be submitted to Parliament for ratification. The Paris Agreement will enter into force on 4 November 2016, thirty days after the date on which the threshold for entry into force was achieved.
19 October 2016 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa has welcomed the ground-breaking adoption of the Amendment of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer to phasedown the production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) during the twenty-eighth Meeting of the Parties (MOP 28) which ended on Friday 14 October 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.
18 October 2016 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs Dr Edna Molewa has welcomed the accreditation of the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) as one of 41 UN Green Climate Fund (GCF) partner institutions. SANBI is only the second South African institution to achieve Green Climate Fund accreditation,
18 October 2016 - The Department of Environmental Affairs will be hosting a National Marine Week exhibition, showcasing the importance of the ocean, the challenges, and the opportunities available, in Kimberley, on 19 October 2016. The exhibition forms part of the National Marine Week campaign.
18 October 2016 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs Dr. Edna Molewa has chaired the 23rd BASIC Ministerial Coordination meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco. The BASIC group of countries– Brazil, India, China and South Africa – meet regularly on the margins of sessions of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).